Best of Breed 2015

online-942408_1280Here are the Top 100 Tools for Learning 2015 classified in 30 categories under 4 main headings

A – Instructional tools
B – Content tools
C – Social tools
D – Personal tools

The (number) is the position of the tool on the list.

(If you’d like to find out even more about these tools, then the 2015 Guidebook will be available shortly


A – INSTRUCTIONAL TOOLS

1 – MOOC platforms

Khan Academy (33)  |  Coursera (44)  |  iTunesU (75)  |  Udemy (87)  |  edX (99)

2 – Course management/course networking platforms

Moodle (15)  |  Canvas (37)  |  Edmodo (39)  |  Schoology (61)  |  Blackboard Learn (95)

3 – Course authoring tools

Articulate Storyline (26)  |  Camtasia (31)  | Adobe Captivate (38)  |  iSpring Suite (41)  |  Office Mix (51)  |  Udutu (53)  |
Sway (70)  |  Easygenerator (90)  | Lectora Inspire (91)  |  SoftChalk (98)

4 – Quizzing, survey and data collection tools

Google Forms (4)  | SurveyMonkey (64)  |  Quizlet (69)


B – CONTENT TOOLS

5 – Presentation tools

Google Slides (4)  |  PowerPoint (5)  |  Prezi (11)  |  Slideshare (20)  |  Keynote (55)  |  Haiku Deck (92)

6 – Animation tools

PowToon (19)  |  Explain Everything (47)  |  Videoscribe (48)  |  Office Mix (51)  |  GoAnimate (63)

7 – Video hosting and editing tools

YouTube (2)  |  TED Talks & TED Ed (35)  |  Office Mix (51)  |  Vimeo (71)  |  iMovie (76)  |  MovieMaker (78)  |
EDpuzzle (85)

8 – Screencasting tools

Snagit (24)  |  Screencast-o-matic (27)  |   Camtasia (31)  |  Adobe Captivate (38)  |  Jing (57)

9 – Screencapture tools

Snagit (24)  |  Jing (57)

10 – Graphics/infographics tools

Canva (81)  | Piktochart (93)

11 – Photo/imaging tools

Adobe Photoshop (58)  | Instagram (73)  |  ThingLink (89)

12 – Audio tools

Audacity (25)

13 – Documentation tools

Google Docs (4) |  Word (30)  |  Adobe Acrobat DC (94)  |  Wordle (96)

14 – Spreadsheeting tools

Google Sheets (4)  |  Excel (56)


C – SOCIAL TOOLS

15 – Webinar/meeting tools

Skype (9)  |  Google Hangouts (23)  |  Adobe Connect (34)  |  WebEx (72)  |  Blackboard Collaborate (77)

16 – Live event interaction tools

Kahoot (17)  |  Socrative (32)  |  Nearpod (50)  |  Poll Everywhere (79)  |  TodaysMeet (88)  |  Mentimeter (97)

17 – Collaboration and team tools

Google Docs/Drive (4)  |  Padlet (29)  |  Trello (82)  |  Slack (83)

18 – File sharing platforms

Google Drive (4)  |  Dropbox (6)

19 – Blogging and website tools

WordPress (8)  |  Blogger (18)  |  Google Sites (68)

20 – Public social networks

Twitter (1)  |  Facebook (7)  |  LinkedIn (14)  |  Google+ (40)

21 – Enterprise social platforms

Yammer (28)  |  SharePoint (45)  |  Google Apps (59)


D – PERSONAL TOOLS

22 – Search and research tools

Google Search (3)  |  Wikipedia (12)  |  Google Scholar (43)

23 – Email clients

Gmail (52)  |  Outlook (62)

24 – Messaging tools

Skype (9)  |  WhatsApp (21)

25 – Social bookmarking and curation tools

Pinterest (13)  |  Diigo (42) |  Scoopit {60)  |  Flipboard (86)  |  Delicious (100)

26 – Note-taking tools

Evernote (10)  |  OneNote (46)  |  Notability (67)

27 – Web browsers

Google Chrome (22)  |  Firefox (74)

28 – Personal readers, players and dashboards

Feedly (36)  | Kindle & Reader App (65)  |iTunes (75)  |  Tweetdeck (80)

29 – Other personal productivity tools

Pocket (49)  |  Google Translate (54)  |  Google Maps (56)  |  IFTTT (84)

30 – Devices & Apps

iPad & Apps (18)  |  Kindle & Reader App (65)